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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Faith-based Travel Resources for Agents (Travel Market Report)

Per the Travel Market Report article by Nick Verrastro, below are some of the resources I cited as being helpful to travel agents in regards to learning about the faith-based travel marketplace. Read full story at: http://www.travelmarketreport.com/leisure?articleID=7263&LP=1


Faith-Based Travel Guidebooks: Among recommended works are Wright’s own books, The Christian Travel Planner and Catholic Shrines of Western Europe: A Pilgrim's Travel Guide.

Also: The Pilgrim's Travel Guide series; Every Pilgrim's Guide to the Journeys of the Apostles, by Michael Counsell, and A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, by Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish.

DVDs and Videos: Suggested titles include: “The Christian Traveler,” starring Richard Kiley and produced by Reader’s Digest; National Geographic’s “Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites,” and the Public Television series “Walking the Bible.”

Tourist Offices: Among tourist offices that provide print and online resources about faith-based tourism for travel agents are:
•    Jordan Tourism Board: Religion and Faith.
•    Israel Ministry of Tourism: Jewish Themes and Christian Themes.
•    Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Faith Tourism.
•    Egypt Tourism Authority: Spirituality.
•    Switzerland Tourism: Religious Sites.
•    Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: Explore the Islands of the Bahamas.

Periodicals & Blogs: Wright recommended the magazine Going on Faith

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